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Therapeutic Activities

Art From The Heart (AFTH)

Heart shaped ribbon with word art in background

Art From The Heart encompasses a diverse range of therapeutic art programs, thoughtfully designed to bolster children's mental health and overall well-being. At its core, this initiative acknowledges the profound impact of creative expression in facilitating emotional exploration and healing. It offers a secure, nurturing environment where children can engage in various artistic activities, with the aim of enhancing their mental well-being. Students will particiate in an Art Exhibition.

It's important to note that all classes and activities within this program are non-clinical and can be pursued either in conjunction with or independently of talk therapy. This program does not aim to replace talk therapy.

 

Through the medium of creative expression, both youth and their parents or caregivers are encouraged to explore various techniques, acquire self-healing practices, develop self-regulation skills, and build coping strategies. These valuable tools empower participants to cultivate and maintain healthier relationships, whether with or without direct support from a therapist or other mental health professional.

Healing From
The Canvas

Art making exercises that teach students about the healing impact of art making. This eight week curriculum will instill the importance of artistic and emotional expression through active participation. This art practice can work in conjunction with clinical therapy. Students will develop their own artistic language, learn how to self actualize through art making, draw in charcoal, paint in watercolor and acrylic, use a visual journal to express themselves, and learn automatism (automatic drawing). At the end of the course, students will participate in a group exhibition (virtual or group) sharing their experience.

Reflections
 

Unlock your creativity and discover the power of self-expression through the art of journaling. In this engaging class, you'll learn how to channel your thoughts, feelings, and ideas onto paper, fostering self-awareness and personal growth. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced writer, this class offers techniques to ignite your creativity, overcome writer's block, and develop a consistent journaling practice. Explore prompts, techniques, and the therapeutic benefits of journaling in a supportive and encouraging environment. Join us to embark on a journey of self-discovery and transformation through the art of journaling.

Verses & Voices
 

Step into the world of Poetry and Spoken Word. This class is your haven for embracing the power of words as a source of comfort, release, and transformation. Through the art of poetry and spoken word, you'll embark on a journey of self-expression, introspection, and healing. Discover how weaving your thoughts into verses can bring clarity to your emotions and allow you to connect with your innermost feelings. Guided by experienced poets, you'll explore the magic of language, rhythm, and voice in a supportive and nurturing environment. Whether you're a seasoned writer or new to the craft, join us to create a symphony of healing words that resonate with the soul.

Soundscapes
 

Embark on a transformative journey of healing with the power of music. In this enriching class, we explore how melodies, rhythms, and harmonies can soothe the soul, mend the heart, and uplift the spirit. Through guided experiences, you'll discover the therapeutic potential of sound, using music as a tool for emotional expression, stress reduction, and personal growth. Whether you're a music enthusiast or a complete beginner, join us to unlock the healing resonance within each note, finding solace and renewal in the world of melodies.

Soulful Steps
 

This class is a fusion of diverse dance styles, creating a dynamic and inclusive space for emotional release, self-discovery, and holistic well-being. Through a blend of genres you'll explore the powerful connection between movement and healing. Guided by experienced instructors, you'll embark on a journey of self-expression, tapping into the language of dance to process emotions, find joy, and cultivate a deeper mind-body connection. No dance experience required – just an open heart and a willingness to embrace the beauty of movement. Join us and dance your way to healing, one step at a time

Align & Attune
 

Welcome to the transformative realm of Yoga Meditation. This class is your sanctuary for inner calm, self-discovery, and holistic well-being. Through gentle postures, mindful breathing, and guided meditation, you'll learn to harmonize your body and mind, finding balance amidst life's demands. Cultivate a deeper connection with yourself as you journey through serene moments of self-reflection, tranquility, and renewed energy. Whether you're a beginner or experienced practitioner, this class offers a sacred space to embark on a path of self-awareness and inner peace. Join us and embark on a journey of self-care and self-discovery.

"Art washes from the soul,
the dust of everyday life."
—Pablo Picasso